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Royal Victoria Hospital
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanner

Generously funded by Ulster Garden Villages Ltd.




Royal Victoria Hospital
Institute of
Vision Science

The generous and strategic grant from Ulster Garden Villages has been central to the development of the Queen's University Ophthalmic Research Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast.



Royal Victoria Hospital

 Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

This pioneering procedure was made possible by the generous funding of Ulster Garden Villages


The Royal team led by Dr Ganesh Manoharan (front, left) and Dr Mark Spence (front, right)

In the past the only option available for high risk elderly patients was open heart surgery.

Some quotes from  grateful  patients:-


Belfast City Hospital

Garden Village

The generous support of Ulster Garden Villages supplemented public funds to ensure that the Unit could be refurbished to the highest modern standards.



The Northern Ireland Children's Hospice

A substantial donation from Ulster Garden Villages Ltd. enabled this project to proceed.


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Culture & Heritage


QUB Foundation
Great Hall

Ulster Garden Villages Ltd. played a part in supporting the refurbishment of the Great Hall at Queens University Belfast.




An interest-free loan from Ulster Garden Villages provided essential working capital to enable Hearth Revolving Fund to restore this group of 18th century houses in Armagh from dereliction.

They were sold on completion in 1992 and provided a stimulus for further regeneration in the city.




Belmont Tower
(Previously Belmont Primary School
Established 1890)

A Grade B listed landmark building in East Belfast, was extensively restored and redesigned with considerable financial assistance from Ulster Garden Villages Ltd.



The Lyric Theatre

Belfast's newly-rebuilt Lyric Theatre was opened in April 2011 and Ulster Garden Villages was delighted to provide seed corn funding the project.


The new development was constructed on the Lyric's existing site in Stranmillis on the banks of the River Lagan and includes a 389-seat main auditorium, a new studio, dedicated youth and education space and improved facilities for staff and artists.


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Disabled / Elderly / Disadvantaged

Camphill Communities in Northern Ireland

Thriving through the support from Ulster Garden Villages Ltd.


Croft Community

Substantial financial contributions were granted to the Croft Community by Ulster Garden Villages Ltd.

The Croft Community provide homes for people with learning disabilities with 28 Residential, 3 Respite and 9 Supported Living Places.


Clifton Nursing Home

Opened in June 2001 and generously funded by Ulster Garden Villages Ltd.


The Cedar Foundation

The Cedar Foundation is very grateful to Ulster Garden Villages for their generous support of this project.

The Cedar Foundationís new development "Ardkeen" is a groundbreaking supported housing development offering independence with 24hr support for disabled people. It was all possible due to state of the art SMART Technology, tailored to each personís individual needs; this includes remote controls that operate the doors, windows, blinds and lights as well as low level counters, wide door ways and en-suite bathrooms.



Disability Sport NI

Disability Sports NI is Northern Irelandís main disability sports organisation representing the vast majority of disability sports groups and clubs. The organisation works to provide Northern Irelandís 210,000 disabled people with the same opportunities as non-disabled people to participate fully in sport and physical activity.

This van was generously funded by Ulster Garden Villages.




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Community & Youth


Youth Hostel Association

The Bridges is a purpose built Youth Hostel in Fermanagh which opened in 2002.




Habitat For Humanity Northern Ireland

Supported by both grants and interest free loans.




The Scout Association

The Scout Association greatly appreciate the support from Ulster Garden Villages Ltd. for the Wet Weather Centre and Climbing Wall at the Northern Ireland Scout Centre at Crawfordsburn.




Greenhill YMCA

The work of Greenhill YMCA received vital support from Ulster Garden Villages through the kind donation of a fully fitted log chalet at Newcastle, Co. Down.



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Ulster Waterways Group

Ulster Garden Villages Ltd. has put up £1,000,000 of challenge funding to start the Lagan navigation restoration.


Rams Island
(Lough Neagh)

Considerable financial assistance from Ulster Garden Villages Ltd. enabled the commencement of the restoration and care for the natural and built heritage of Rams Island through conservation work, including predator and invasive species control and landmark tree maintenance.


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